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CCIA Director and cancer scientist recognised for excellence in biomedical science

Professor Michelle HaberThe Australian Cancer Research Foundation would like to congratulate Professor Michelle Haber AM, Director of the Children’s Cancer Institute Australia, on her recent award at the NSW Science and Engineering Awards.

Professor Haber was recognised for excellence in biomedical science, having dedicated her career to drug discovery and biomedical therapeutics for children with cancer.

That same night, at a separate ceremony at Taronga Zoo, Professor Haber was also acknowledged as one of four NSW finalists for the 2012 Australian of the Year Award, lending further weight to her incredible commitment to ground-breaking cancer research in Australia.

“CCIA has made remarkable progress over recent years,” said Professor Haber.

“I am absolutely confident that we can find the answers to the causes of childhood cancer, how to prevent it, how to best treat it and how to cure it in the foreseeable future.”

ACRF is proud to have supported Professor Haber and her team’s work at CCIA, by providing over $3 million for cutting-edge technologies in recent years. Click here to find out more about the ACRF grant awarded to CCIA.

For more information on Professor Haber and her recent award, please view the CCIA press release here.